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"STEM education will determine whether the United States will remain a leader among nations and whether we will be able to solve immense challenges in such areas as energy, health, environmental protection, and national security."

-2010 President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology

Welcome to Rural Communities STEM Initiative

The Rural Communities STEM Initiative (RCSI) is an Oak Ridge, Tenn., business/education partnership working with nine rural school districts to improve science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills of regional K-12 students, based on new statewide math and science curricula.   We welcome you to discover more about RCSI and to support this innovative program to achieve real gains in STEM learning for East Tennessee students.

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